Three Colors: Red Film Still

Three Colors: Red

Krzysztof Kieślowski

 
  • France, Switzerland
  • 1994
  • 99 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • French
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  • Spine #590

Krzysztof Kieślowski closes his Three Colors trilogy in grand fashion, with an incandescent meditation on fate and chance, starring Irène Jacob as a sweet-souled yet somber runway model in Geneva whose life dramatically intersects with that of a bitter retired judge, played by Jean‑Louis Trintignant. Meanwhile, just down the street, a seemingly unrelated story of jealousy and betrayal unfolds. Red is an intimate look at forged connections and a splendid final statement from a remarkable filmmaker at the height of his powers.

Cast

ValentineIrène Jacob
Judge Joseph KernJean-Louis Trintignant
KarinFrédérique Feder
AugusteJean-Pierre Lorit
PhotographerSamuel Le Bihan
BartenderTeco Celio
NeighborJean Schlegel
WomanElzbieta Jasinska
Karin’s friend Paul Vermeulen
Drug dealerRoland Carey

Credits

DirectorKrzysztof Kieślowski
ProducerMarin Karmitz
ScreenplayKrzysztof Piesiewicz and Krzysztof Kieślowski
CinematographyPiotr Sobocinski
Original musicZbigniew Preisner
EditingJacques Witta
SoundJean-Claude Laureux
Sound mixerWilliam Flageollet
Production designClaude Lenoir
CostumesCorinne Jorry
Assistant directorEmmanuel Finkiel
Production managerGerard Ruey
Executive producerYvon Crenn
Screenplay consultantsAgnieszka Holland, Edward Zebrowski and Piotr Sobocinski
Dialogue translatorMarcin Latallo
CastingMargot Capelier
Script supervisorGeneviève Dufour
Technocrane operatorDavid Campbell
Steadicam operatorRiccardo Brunner
Set photographerPiotr Jaxa
Hair and makeupCatherine Zingg and Nathalie Tanner

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Cinema lesson with director Krzysztof Kieślowski
  • New video essay by film writer Dennis Lim
  • New interview with actor Irène Jacob, plus interviews with producer Marin Karmitz and editor Jacques Witta
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Short documentary on the film’s world premiere at Cannes
  • Krzysztof Kieślowski: I’m So-So . . . , a 1995 feature-length documentary in which Kieślowski discusses his life and work
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

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Red: A Fraternity of Strangers

By Georgina Evans November 15, 2011

Kie?lowski wraps up his trilogy with questions as well as answers, devising a tale of odd coincidence and mysterious presence. Read more »

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By Georgina Evans November 15, 2011

Kie?lowski wraps up his trilogy with questions as well as answers, devising a tale of odd coincidence and mysterious presence. Read more »


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